Welcome to Porto…
A city with so much to discover

About Porto

a few facts...

World heritage of UNESCO (1996), European Traveller’s Choice (2012), European Best Destination (2014).

A city of very ancient human history and presence in the margins of Douro river, in its roman designation – “Portus Cale” – we find the origins of the name Portugal.

From the emblematic historical centre from Ribeira to Aliados, from the cosmopolitism of Boavista, Foz do Douro or Antas, to the famous wine cellars of Port Wine in Vila Nova de Gaia, let yourself be enchanted by the originality and richness of a unique historical and scenic heritage...

Accommodation suggestions

Local Stars Adress Distance FLUP Link
Pousada da Juventude do Porto   Rua Paulo da Gama, 551 3 km Link
Casa Diocesana Seminário de Vilar   Rua Arcediago VanZeller, 50 1 km Link
Hotel Vice-rei   Rua Júlio Dinis, 779 1 km Link
Hotel Douro  * * * Rua da Meditação, 71 1 km Link
Pensão Favorita   Rua Miguel Bombarda, 267 2 km Link
HF Ipanema Porto * * * * Rua do Campo Alegre, 156/172 300 m Link
HF Fénix Porto * * * * Rua Gonçalo Sampaio, 282 400 m Link
HF Tuela Porto * * * Rua Arquitecto Marques da Silva, Porto 200 m Link
Vincci Porto Hotel * * * * Rua Alameda Basilio Teles, 29-33 1 km Link
Hotel da Música * * * * Largo Ferreira Lapa, 21 a 183 700 m Link
Residencial S. Marino * * Praça de Carlos Alberto, 59 2 km Link
Best Western Hotel Inca * * * * Praça Coronel Pacheco, 52   Link
Bnapartements Palácio   Rua da Boa Nova, 140 1 km Link
Koolhouse Porto   Av. da Boavista, 911 1 km Link

Other Information

Access to the hotels from Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport

You have at your disposal the metro, buses, taxis and car rentals to go to Porto’s city center.


In Porto there are several public and private hospitals with emergency service 24/7, in case of any eventuality. For any more serious situation you can dial the emergency phone number: 112.

Public transportation

Considering where the Faculty of Arts is located within Porto map, we suggest as the main transportation buses, metro and taxis.

The bus lines (STCP) cover almost the entire city, with services between 6am and 1am, all days of the week, with different schedules for each line. It can be adquired a tourist pass for 1, 4 or 7 days.

To travel in Porto Metro, with 6 main lines signalled with different colors and letters and indications of the different stations (being Casa da Música the closest station to the Faculty of Arts), it is necessary to acquire the rechargeable ticket “Andante” that can also be used in buses. In the Airport there is a stand for this service that can give all the necessary informations for your easy transportation within the city.

Money currency / International cards

The € (euro) is the Portuguese currency. Exchange of international currencies can be made through banking agencies in the airport or across the city. Credit / debit international cards may be used in ATM’s and in most of the accommodation, restoration and commerce services..

Time zone

The Portuguese time zone is the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and in January we are under the Winter time.